Rose & Bud

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16"H X 8"W X 8"D


Rose & Bud

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16"H X 8"W X 8"D


Rose & Bud

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16"H X 8"W X 8"D

dear art afficianados
This is my newest bronze sculpture. It was the easiest sculpture I've ever created. Usually I fight with the clay, the armature, the mold, and the foundry; but this time everything went like a dream. It was like "meant to be". The figures just came out of the clay like they were waiting for my fingers. It created itself.

This is a surreal sculpture featuring roses which have a personality and life of their own. The large rose is the mother holding her dying son in her arms. She doesn't know what to do, so she stands in bewilderment. She feels as long as she keeps him in her arms he will be safe, and so she keeps her vigil; caught forever in bronze.

"The one human activity that has no motives is learning".
David A. Leffel - Artist/Author/Instructor
selected exhibitions   group exhibitions

2011 April - "Dreams on Canvas" - Juried by Art Jury/Circle of Care Foundation Four Seasons Hotel - Westlake Village, CA.
2011 April/March -2012 - "13th Annual Faces Juried Online Int'. Art Exhibition" - Juried by Laurence Bradshaw/Curator/Prof. of Art.
2011 March/April - "Los Angeles Brain Bee Art Show" - Juried by Amy Sweetwater-Art Professor - L.A. City College
2011 March/April - "Duplicity/Triplicity/Infinity" - Juried Online Int'. Art Exhibition Juried by Marjorie Kaye/Director Caladan Gallery - www.caladangallery.com
2011 March/April - "Sound Art" - Juried by Susan Thampas/Opera Singer who Will Sing from the Inspiration She Receives from my painting, "Thoughts". Lark Gallery - The Loft - San Pedro, CA.
2011 March/April - "Spring Show" - Juried by Susan Schomberg/Gallery Owner - Malibu Art Assn. - Santa Monica, CA.
2011 March - "Wide Open 2" - Juried by Nathan Trotman/Assoc. Curator/Guggenheim Museum of Art - Brooklyn, N.Y. (selected out of 1,594 entries).
2011 Feb/April - "Ordinary & Extraordinary Still Life" - Still Point OnLine Exhibition Juried by Christine Brooks Cote/Gallery Director
2011 Feb/March - Decorative Arts Online Competition - www.ajas.com Online show juried by Dr./ Gwen Chanzit/Curator - Dr. Lee A. Grey/Curator - Ryan Glover/Curator - Charles Delbus/Lecturer-Photographer.
2011 Feb./March - "Visual Joy" - Caladan Gallery - Juried Online Int'l. Art Exhibition - Juried by Marjorie Kaye/Dir. - www.caladangallery.com
2011 March - "86th Annual Exhibition" - Pasadena Soc. Of Artists - Juried by Members Silver Lake Art Gallery/L.A., CA.

2011 Arts Alive - March Issue - Online Art Publication- Artist Interview/pictures.
2011 Mandala Journal/ April, 2011 issue - "Sisters"
2011 - Form & Color, The Book - 3 images - "Katmandu", "Tree-sa", "Azteca".
2011 - "Burner Magazine" March Issue - Music Issue 13 - "Broken Dreams" & "Where is Auntie 'Em?" - WWW.BURNERMAG.COM.
2010 "Art By Ione" - Recent Works by Ione Citrin - by Baron Wertheimer Published by Sunbury Press. Available on Amazon.com
2010 Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group/Back Cover of "Evenings At The Opera" - A survey book of opera by Jeffrey Langford
2010 - Art Buzz - "The 2011 Collection"


2012 March - "ArtExpo" - N.Y., N.Y.
2012 March - "Red Dot" - Miami, Fl.
2012 Feb - "Palm Beach Contemporary" - Palm Beach, Fl. 2012 Feb - "Naples International" - Naples, Fl.
2012 May - "Art of All Ages" - Comprehensive Child Development - Long Beach, CA.
2012 Jan. - "Miami International" - Miami, Fl.
2011 Dec - "Red Dot Miami" - Miami, Fl.
2011 Sept - "Emerge" - Washington, D.C.
2011 July - "Scope" - Hamptons - Bridgehampton, N.Y. 2011 May - "Art Chicago" - Chicago, Il.
2011 May - "Affordable Art Fair" - N.Y., N.Y.
2011 March - "Art Expo" - N.Y., N.Y.
2011 Feb/March - "Lark Gallery/Phantom Art Gallery" - Long Beach, CA.
2011 Jan/April - St. Johns Art Wall Project located at StJohnsArtWall.com. http://www.stjohnsartwall.com/share.php?id=357

awards and kudos
2011 Merit Award - "Shahrzad" - Decorative Arts Int'l - WWW.Artjury.com - Henry/Dir. 1st Institute of Arts, Lynn Fero/VP CBS, Charles DeBus/Art Prof - Southern Methodist University, Mark Gordon/Assoc. Prof. of Art/Barton College

2011 3rd Place - "Tsunami" - Liquid - Lightspacetime.com - online competition - Selected out of 75 entries - Juried by John R. Math/Pres. - Light/space/time.com

2011 Special Recognition for the LightSpaceTime.Com - "Animals" Competition. Juried by John R. Math/Pres -Selected out of 419 entries.

2011 Special Recognition for the Lightspacetime.com - "Seascapes" Competition. Juried by John R. Math/Pres - Selected out of 503 entries.

2012 March-May - "Arc Light Cinema" - Hollywood, CA. 2011-12 Sept/Jan. 2012 - "Arc Light Cinema" - Beach Cities - (El Segundo), CA.
2011 June-Sept - "Arc Light Cinema" - Pasadena, CA.
2011 August - Caladan Gallery - Cambridge, Mass.
2011 Jan/Feb - El Segundo Library - El Segundo, CA.
2011 March - El Camino College Library - Torrance, CA.

I create art because I must.
It is a necessary extension of my life.
It identifies and substantiates my existence.
It is my profile and my legacy.
I want to intrigue and entertain.
I want to initiate wonder and questions.
I want to communicate my thoughts, dreams and desires.
Most of all, I want to be
. - Ione Citrin
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